“Pem” is Just Waiting

While the opening of The Farnsworth Invention remains in limbo due to the stagehands strike on Broadway, the New York Times offers a profile of Alexandra Wilson, the actress who landed the role of Pem Farnsworth:

“She’s great,” Ms. Wilson said of her character. “I’m totally in love with her. Not to sound like a cliché, but she’s the woman behind the man. In real life they were like 18 and 19 years old when they got married. She actually passed away only a year ago, and Aaron Sorkin met her. She made it her life’s work to get Philo’s story out there, to get the credit he deserved.”

One wonders if the "credit he deserved" includes being portrayed as drunk when he proposed to her, and a court decision that awards "priority of invention" to…. Vladimir Zworykin. 

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